Nine Women, One Dress, by Jane L. Rosen

9women1dressTitle: Nine Women, One Dress

Author: Rosen, Jane L. (Author’s Website)

Genre: Women’s Fiction, Chick Lit

Bibliographic: Doubleday, 272 pages, Hardcover List Price $24.95, Audiobook List Price $24.50, Audiobook CD List Price $35.00, ISBNs 9780385541404
9781410492975, 9780385541435

Publication Date: July 12, 2016

Rating: ★★★★☆/♥♥♥♡♡ (The rating scale is here).

Appeal Factors: Heartwarming, engaging

Why I picked it up: I needed to read some chick lit for my readers’ advisory class, and I had heard that books with dresses on the cover were a good place to start.

S.I.A.S.: A series of women in New York City have their lives changed by one particular dress.

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Nobody’s Baby But Mine, by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

nobodysbabybutmineTitle:  Nobody’s Baby But Mine

Author: Phillips, Susan Elizabeth (Author’s Website)

Genre: Romance

Bibliographic: William Morrow Paperbacks, 400 pages, Paperback List Price $12.99, Mass Market Paperback $7.99, Audiobook List Price $35.93, ISBNs 9780380782345, 9780060894702, 9780062004666, 9780062107008, 9780783881973, 9780061793219, 9780066212203, 9780749937775

Publication Date: February 1, 1997

Rating: ★★★☆☆/♥♥♥♥♡ (The rating scale is here).

Appeal Factors: Funny, steamy, engaging

Why I picked it up: A podcast I listen to said it was really funny.

S.I.A.S.: Physicist Jane Darlington desperately wants to have a baby, but doesn’t want it to be brilliant like her, so she sets out to find a stupid man.

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Redshirts, by John Scalzi

redshirtsTitle: Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas

Author: Scalzi, John (Author’s Website)

Genre: Science fiction, humor, metafiction

Bibliographic: Tor, 320 pages, Hardcover List Price $24.99, Paperback List Price $15.99, Audiobook List Price $19.99, ISBNs 9780765316998, 9780765334794, 9781410476074, 9781466815414, 9781429963602

Publication Date: June 5, 2012

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ /♥♥♥♥♡ (The rating scale is here).

Appeal Factors: Unconventional story line, dark humor, engaging

Why I picked it up: It’s the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, and I’m always ready for a Star Trek parody.

S.I.A.S.: The crew of the Intrepid realizes that a television show is interfering with their real lives.

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